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PBS
Nov 24, 2012 2:00am PST
out of obama in his press conference last week. and democratic leaders saying we're willing to go off the cliff. we are not going to compromise on the tax hikes. they're talking much less about the spending cuts that and also they say would be part of a so-called balanced deal. but i think on some level, republicans realize that they don't have a lot of leverage in this situation. certainly people want to see both taxes and spending. but the republicans that i talked to are a little bit nervous. and you see them also coming out with some tough talk. speaker boehner saying that he even wants to bring health care back into things. but i think republicans realize -- and you see the conciliatory way they're talking about taxes, right? they're saying even though we don't want these tax hikes we're willing to bring in more tax revenue. pete: speaker boehner's reference to the obamacare was in an op-ed he wrote in "the cincinnati enquirer" this week. what is that all about? is that a way of showing the voters how tough they still are and making it easier than to compromise? >> that seems
PBS
Nov 24, 2012 1:00am PST
takes a look. >> reporter: during the campaign season, president obama visited college campuses, with a big goal. he wants to cut the growth of tuition prices in half over the next decade. to do it, he'll have to curb a steady upward trend that spans over several decades. just this year, in-state tuition for public colleges is up by almost 5%. for two-year colleges, in-state tuition jumped almost 6%. the average sticker price for private colleges this year is up by about 4% from last year. the president has proposed controlling tuition growth by expanding a few federal programs like some student loans and work study programs, but reducingog those funds for colleges and universities that raise tuition too much and too fast. >> right now the federal government, just this past year, gave out $187 billion in federal financial aid and for the most part that was without strings attached to it and the president s proposing to take a small percentage of those dollars and try to leverage them to go to schools that provide good value for students. >> reporter: but this proposal wouldn't affect
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